Facing an extraction is intimidating for most people, but our dentist at Dr. Joe’s will make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. While some people lose teeth due to accidents or tooth decay, there are several other reasons why teeth need removing.
If you or your child have crooked teeth that you want to straighten, then our dentist near you in Smithtown, NY, will examine them and discuss the best treatment plan with you. Some patients may need to have a tooth or two removed due to overcrowding, while others may be impacted. Our dentist in Smithtown, NY, offers general dentistry in Smithtown, NY and advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Most of the time, our dentist can perform simple extractions so that they can add braces or aligners to teeth to move them into their correct positions. A simple extraction involves grasping the part of the tooth that’s above the gum line with forceps and then rocking it back and forth to loosen it from the bone to remove it.
Another common reason to remove teeth is that they are impacted. This means they cannot erupt through the gums because they are somehow impeded from doing so. They could be growing underneath your other teeth, sometimes they try to come in tilted to the side, or they may not be erupting at all.
Wisdom teeth, which are the third molars, often need removing because they are impacted. Many times, impacted teeth need removing surgically. If our dentist at Dr. Joe’s cannot take them out in his office near you in Smithtown, NY, then he may refer you to an oral surgeon.
Sometimes, due to going under general anesthesia, you may need to spend the night in the hospital so that they can remove those teeth. However, minor surgical procedures will usually take place in our office while you’re under sedation.
Our dentist at Dr. Joe’s uses the latest technology, like dental lasers, that can make incisions with less bleeding and without pain. If you need an extraction in Smithtown, NY, our dentist can ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the entire procedure to remove your teeth so that they can be straightened. Visit us at Dr. Joe’s in Smithtown, NY if you are in Huntington, Commack or the surrounding communities.